A fine and scarce North Russia Murmansk Command September 1919 Army Meritorious Service Medal group awarded to Corporal and Acting (Temporary) Company Quartermaster Sergeant and Warrant Officer 2nd Class H.A. Poole, M.B.E., Royal Engineers, who wa...

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A fine and scarce North Russia Murmansk Command September 1919 Army Meritorious Service Medal group awarded to Corporal and Acting (Temporary) Company Quartermaster Sergeant and Warrant Officer 2nd Class H.A. Poole, M.B.E., Royal Engineers, who was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal in the London Gazette for 30th September 1919, this being ‘in recognition of valuable service rendered with the British Force in North Russia.’ Poole was additionally awarded the Imperial Russian Medal for Zeal on Saint Stanislaus ribbon, confirmed by the War Office in 1919 but never gazetted, and then went on to be appointed a Member of the Military Division of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1932.

British War Medal and Victory Medal; (20693 T.C.Q.M.SJT. H.A. POOLE. R.E.); Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Geo V, Fm. bust; (1852658 W.O.CL.II. H.A. POOLE. R.E.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, GVR Fm. bust; (20693 CPL-A.Q.M.SJT - H.A. POOLE. R.E.)

Harry A. Poole came from Staystead, believed to be Stisted in Essex, and then saw service during the Great War as a Corporal and Acting (Temporary) Company Quartermaster Sergeant and Warrant Officer 2nd Class (No.20693 later No.1852658) with the Royal Engineers, and was then present out in North Russia with the Murmansk Command. It was for his service at Murmansk that Poole was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal in the London Gazette for 30th September 1919, this being ‘in recognition of valuable service rendered with the British Force in North Russia.’ Poole was addiitonally awarded the Imperial Russian Medal for Zeal on Saint Stanislaus ribbon, confirmed by the War Office in 1919 but never gazetted, and then went on to be appointed a Member of the Military Division of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1932.